‘Bonkers’ couple branded ‘irresponsible’ for pushing pram on railway track

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A "bonkers" couple were called "totally irresponsible" after a photo showed them pushing a child in a pram on train tracks.

The incident unfolded along the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, West Yorkshire, and the couple were blasted by the area's local MP, Examiner Live reports.

Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley, branded the pair "totally irresponsible"

He said: "Rather worryingly, despite the obvious dangers, people are trespassing on our railway lines.

"I was sent this photo today (Monday), of two adults, with a child walking along the Keighley and Worth Valley railway.

"This is extremely dangerous, risky and totally irresponsible to encourage children to walk along a railway line.

"Even though the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway isn't hosting visitors at the moment due to Covid restrictions, the railway line is still being used."

The politician shared the shocking photo on his Facebook page, which was met with outrage by his followers.

One said the couple pushing the pram were "totally bonkers" while another branded their actions "unbelievably stupid".

A third person commenting said walking on the tracks was "pure stupid".

Passenger services on the world-famous steam railway are due to return on April 17.

It first opened in 1867 before being closed in 1962. The line was reopened as a heritage railway 1968 and it is now a major tourist attraction, carrying more than 100,000 passengers each year.

It is not the first time that families have bee spotted on the talks at the iconic scenic railway.

In April 2020 mum, dads and grandparents were spotted walking with children on the tracks during the first coronavirus lockdown which prompted railway bosses to call in West Yorkshire Police.

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